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Madame Vacarescu, Rumanian poet and delegate, pleads for peace at the League of Nations, Geneva, 1928
1928; printed (1970)

gelatin silver photograph
29.5 × 37.2 cm (image and sheet) 31.6 × 39.1 cm (comp.)
Place/s of Execution
Geneva, Switzerland
ed. 3/100
chop mark (in image) l.r.: Pe (monogram)
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display
In 1928, pioneering photojournalist, Erich Salomon photographed global leaders and delegates to a conference at the League for the German picture magazine Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung. In a typically frank image, Salomon has shown Vacarescu with her head thrown back passionately pleading before the international assembly.